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First aid advice

What is first aid?

First aid is the initial assistance or treatment given to a person who is injured or taken ill. The person who provides this help is a first aider.

This guide shows you how to treat some common first aid emergencies.





Choking adult or child

Choking infant


Recovery position


Unresponsive casualty

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Knowing what to do in the vital few minutes of an emergency is critical.

The official St John Wales app contains simple step-by-step advice on dealing with injuries such as severe bleeding, burns, scalds and choking, while also giving advice on how to give CPR and other treatments.

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When Tim Ravenhill got to his desk at BT in Cardiff, he thought it was going to be a normal day at the office. He didn’t expect to need first aid, but a medical emergency can happen anywhere

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Free pocket first aid guide

Free pocket first aid guide

Your free guide includes first aid advice for choking, severe bleeding, fractures and unconscious casualties.


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